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Michael O'Neill Reportedly Has Plenty Of Options If He Leaves Northern Ireland Job

Michael O'Neill Reportedly Has Plenty Of Options If He Leaves Northern Ireland Job

If he does decide to leave his post as Northern Ireland manager after six years, Michael O'Neill will have plenty of options.

O'Neill took the North to the vergue of World Cup qualification, it would have been their first time at the finals since 1986. A shambolic penalty decision in the first leg against Switzerland cost O'Neill's side dearly.

The 48-year-old told Sky Sports after Sunday's second leg against the Swiss that he has not yet thought about his future - something it is hard to believe.

Returned home to Edinburgh, his might not have to travel too far for his next job. O'Neill - who is contracted to the IFA until 2020 - has been linked with the Scotland job, following the departure of Gordon Strachan.

The Guardian report that the SFA have offered to double O'Neill's salary.

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Intriguingly, he has also been linked with the vacant Rangers manager role. Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Ibrox boss last month after just 229 days in charge - the second shortest in the club's history. Graeme Murty has been in temporary change since.

O'Neill is currently third favourite, in places, to take the Rangers job. Current Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the favourite.

O'Neill has also been linked with another vacant manager's seat at Sunderland.

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